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Tuesday | January 21st, 2025


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Orlando Lake Buena Vista South | 4955 Kyngs Heath Road | Kissimmee, FL | 34746
 
Start Time End Time Business & Operations EXPO
Location
12:00 PM 5:00 PM Conference Registration Open
Conference Sponsored by Syngenta
Exhibit Hall Power Station Sponsored by Corteva and BWI
CEUs Sponsored by BASF
UF Students Sponsored by Envu
Conference Printing Sponsored by Turf Signs
West Registration Desk
2:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up Palms Ballroom
2:00 PM 3:30 PM FPMA GAC/PAC Meeting Cypress I
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Past Presidents' Meeting (Invitation Only)
Sponsored by Bell Labs
Suite# 1019 # TBA
6:30 PM   FPMA EC Dinner (Invitation Only)  
 
Off-site
 

Wednesday | January 22nd, 2025


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Orlando Lake Buena Vista South | 4955 Kyngs Heath Road | Kissimmee, FL | 34746
 
Start Time End Time Business & Operations EXPO
Location

 
6:30 AM 5:30 PM Conference Registration Open
Conference Sponsored by Syngenta
Exhibit Hall Power Station Sponsored by Corteva and BWI

CEUs Sponsored by BASF

UF Students Sponsored by Envu
Conference Printing Sponsored by Turf Signs
West Registration Desk
7:00 AM 9:30 AM Exhibitor Set-up Palms Ballroom
7:15 AM 9:15 AM CORE (2 CEU credit hours)
Dr. Chris Keefer, Syngenta
Magnolia
B & C
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Coffee Break
Sponsored by Kness Pest Defense
Magnolia
B & C
9:30 AM 11:30 AM GHP (2 CEU credit hours)
Tommy Powell, MGK
  • The Importance of German Roach Control as a Public Health Pest Using Assessment-Based Strategies
  • Mosquito Biology and Control
Magnolia
B & C
11:30 AM 2:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Palms Ballroom
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
Lunch Sponsored by Forshaw

Lunch Bar Sponsored by Workwave
Palms Ballroom
1:00 PM 3:00 PM WDO (2 CEU credit hours)
Paul Mitola, FDACS
Magnolia
B & C
3:00 PM 3:15 PM Coffee Break
Sponsored by Liphatech
Cypress I
3:15 PM 5:15 PM L&O (2 CEU credit hours)
George Richardson, UF/IFAS Duval County

Magnolia B & C
3:15 PM 5:15 PM FUME 2 CEU credit hours)
Erich Hobelmann & Steve Niedzwiedzki, Douglas Products
Cypress I
5:15 PM 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Douglas Products
Key West Terrace
(2nd Floor)
 

Thursday | January 23rd, 2025


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Orlando Lake Buena Vista South | 4955 Kyngs Heath Road | Kissimmee, FL | 34746
 
Start Time End Time Business & Operations EXPO
Location

 
7:30 AM 10:00 AM Conference Registration Open
Conference Sponsored by Syngenta

Business Sessions Sponsored by Field Routes

UF Students Sponsored Envu
Conference Printing Sponsored by Turf Signs
West Registration Desk
8:00 AM 9:15 AM Keynote Session - What's in store for '24?
Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director
University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Forecasting

Known for his complete, accurate, and timely national, state, and regional forecasts and economic analyses, Keynote speaker Dr.  Sean Snaith of the Institute of Economic Forecasting (IEF) will spotlight the macroeconomic factors most likely to have the greatest impact on you and your business in 2024.
 
Dr. Snaith and the Institute have brought the University of Central Florida tremendous national recognition with information from their forecasts included in exclusive panels, including USA Today Survey of Top Economists, Livingston Survey, Survey of Professional Forecasters, Reuters, and Bloomberg monthly surveys. 
See the IEF's quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 25 metropolitan areas.

Dr. Snaith's Keynote will provide the backdrop for the three EXPO Business Sessions to follow - each to focus on a particular factor and its micro-economic impact. 

Sponsored by SiteOne Landscape Supply
Magnolia Ballroom
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Coffee Break
Sponsored by BWI
Magnolia Ballroom
9:30 AM 10:30 AM Business Session One 
Facing Attrition, Credit, AR, and Cash Flow

Andrea Dahlgren,
A.R.M. Solutions
US consumer debt is soaring, impacting cash flow everywhere. Wondering how to navigate unpaid bills and boost revenue? Join our exclusive session where we'll unravel the secrets to effective in-house collections and show you how to collaborate with external partners for maximum returns on a budget. Discover the art of debt recovery while maintaining strong customer relationships. Don't miss out on this game-changing session to transform your collections strategy, safeguard your financial future, and keep your customer connections intact.
Magnolia Ballroom
10:30 AM  1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
Palms Ballroom
11:45 AM 1:00 PM Lunch
Lunch Sponsored by Central Life Sciences
Lunch Bar Sponsored by Florida Sprayers
Palms Ballroom
1:15 PM 2:15 PM Business Session Two
Field Operations -  Managing Controllable Expenses
Lars Nielsen, Mike Albert Fleet | Sean Visconti, Brown & Brown

Inflation has hit hard everywhere. From gas prices to insurance premiums, the cost of doing business is on the rise. How do you maintain your margins while keeping your prices competitive and affordable?
Magnolia Ballroom
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Exhibitor Post Con (Exhibitors Only) Palms Ballroom
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Business Session Three
Sales/Marketing - Re-energizing Your Growth 
Zach Smith, Lawnline Marketing

In the rapidly evolving pest control and lawn care industry, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for business owners. This presentation dives into the search trends that are shaping up for 2024 and provides actionable insights for industry professionals to prepare and thrive. 
Magnolia Ballroom
4:00 PM 5:30 PM FPMA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Sponsored by Bell Labs
Magnolia Ballroom
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Inaugural Celebration - President's Reception
Sponsored by Tara Solutions
Cypress Patio
6:30 PM 8:30 PM Inaugural Celebration
Sponsored by Veseris
Entertainment Sponsored by
Cypress I - 4
 

Friday | January 24th, 2025


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Orlando Lake Buena Vista South | 4955 Kyngs Heath Road | Kissimmee, FL | 34746
 
Start Time End Time Business & Operations EXPO
Location

 
8:30 AM 9:30 AM FPMA Executive Committee Meeting Cypress 3-5
10:00 AM 12:00 PM FPMA Board of Directors Meeting
 Sponsored by Bell Labs
Cypress 3-5
       


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